The “Cost” of Securing Domestic Air Travel


Eric J. Miller


VOL. XXI • Spring 2003 • NO. 3 (table of contents)

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This comment explores the security measures utilized for airline travel. Early airport security is compared to post 911 airport security. Various traveler search methods are analyzed against the backdrop of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. Included is an analysis of effectiveness, legality, and policy considerations of current security measures. Finally, the author proposes alternative security measures addressing the effectiveness, legality and policy considerations of such proposed solutions.

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